Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

799 reviews
  1. Prescott, AZ
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Website

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1040-1280
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$30,956/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,403/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,871/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,492/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,088/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,859/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,869Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Nerd
    31%
  • Very diverse from nerds to very social cool people
    25%
  • Cool nerd
    17%
  • Introverted
    14%
  • Enthusiastic
    11%
  • Intelligent
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • small college feel
    46%
  • Focused
    43%
  • Military friendly
    5%
  • Driven by the passion of students.
    3%
  • Lame
    3%

After Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Reviews

799 reviews
  • Excellent
    157
  • Very Good
    283
  • Average
    271
  • Poor
    69
  • Terrible
    19
I'm just entering my Junior year in Aerospace Engineering - one of the largest degrees on campus. First arriving on campus, I came in as one of the brighter students at my high school, completing as many honors courses as I could back in high school. I wasn't a jock nor "popular kid" then, however I was a bit of a extroverted book-worm that enjoyed thoughtful discussion and academic rigor as compared to watching football or wondering who's dating who.

Coming to Embry-Riddle, I found I was no longer the "best of the best", nor the only person who deeply enjoyed discourse and wondering about cerebral matters. Instead, I found I was surrounded by fellow students who were the tops of their classes as well, and were, in some ways, isolated for being curious and eccentric about learning back then.

At Embry-Riddle, intellectual conversation is not only encouraged, but is fostered, not due to the faculty or staff directly, but by the passionate and dedicated students already present on campus. They were dedicated to understanding and exploring in every sense, and in fact a Global Security and Intelligence Studies major and an Aviation Sciences major may come together on a Friday night to go stargazing with their Space Physics roommate even.

At Embry-Riddle, the only limits we have are our imaginations. Others may say, "The sky's the limit", however at a school where we train the best pilots, aerospace engineers and future intelligence agents of the world, we see the sky as only a barrier to conquer. We're a huge family here, and I am proud to be an Embry-Riddle Eagle.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
Many companies will hire students before graduation even happens because once graduation happens the students' options on where to work are huge. Companies are willing to pay a significant amount to graduates for them to work for the respective company because the students here don't just learn the information, we understand it and how to apply it to may different scenarios that may come up in the future. The school holds a career fair once a semester and is attended by companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Ruger, Delta, and many many more. Each of these companies sends multiple representatives to make sure that they can try to recruit as many of the students as possible due to the learning environment. I have not heard of many cases where graduates have a difficult time getting well paying jobs straight out of school.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago
Everyone at Embry-Riddle is really passionate about being at campus. All the faculty and staff members are friendly, enthusiastic, and incredibly knowledgeable about their course topics/occupations. They all get very engaged with the students and eagerly wish to see learning and interest exceed in and out of the classroom.

It is a lot of fun walking around campus and hearing fellow students eagerly discussing something they learned or something they were able to accomplish. For instance, getting their prototype of a remote-controlled quad-copter fly without a glitch, helping each other study or get involved in an extracurricular organization/program, or even analytically debunking what would be a realistic phenomena from movies like Interstellar or The Martian.

I would choose this university again and again. The smallness of the campus makes you certain you are not just a number or a face but an actual, end-goal oriented student. You receive instruction from individuals with real-world experience first and who have connections within the industry you are pursuing, and not someone who just went to school to teach.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 3 2015